Normal protocols apply when it comes to immigration and visa requirements. On-signing crew coming from another country will need a visitors permit issued by the New Zealand embassy in their country to get into New Zealand. Off-signing crew will fill out a departure card only. Local agents have to be careful about the route taken by off-signing crew, as Australia has some restrictions on certain nationalities transiting that country.
Crew change is possible without restrictions. Port agent involves authorities.
No restrictions on crew leave.
There are several embassies and consulates in Wellington. See a full list here
Wellington Seafarers' Centre
Shed 51, Aotea Wharf, Centre PortFacilities
: Full facilitiesOpening Hours
: Open daily 1900-2200 and Mon-Fri 1000-1600Telephone No
.: +64 4 473 8055Mobile
: +64 021 265 8235Skype